Author Archives: kristabeck809

About kristabeck809

I am a fiend for the outdoors. I love finding great food. My beagle is the world to me. Flowers make my heart melt. Art is beautiful. I am an environmentalist. Exercise soothes my soul. Sunshine is my medicine. Adventure is my passion. Wine in the winter, beer in the summer. Family is my rock.

Fair Trade Excursions

When I started working at MOM’s almost 6 years ago, I became instantly infatuated with Equal Exchange and the work they were doing in Fair Trade.  The day I received the coveted EE zip up hoodie was a pretty great … Continue reading

Posted in Farmers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dandelions Are Our Friends

Dandelions contain protein, calcium, iron, Vitamins A & C.  There are uses for almost every part of the plant.  The roots and greens can be used to make a tonic that promotes digestion and acts as a diuretic.  Dandelions are also … Continue reading

Posted in Lawns, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bryn Mawr Home Stretch!

Home stretch everyone! The Bryn Mawr Grand Opening festivities start on Friday, February 21. All customers who come in will receive a free, compostable MOM’s reusable bag loaded with awesome samples! Staff has been hard at work training and putting … Continue reading

Posted in Local, News, Organic Food | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Where No MOM’s Has Gone Before!

Hello from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania! The teams are hard at work getting MOM’s newest location ready for inspections and deliveries.  Staff have begun their training program and the store is full of hustle and bustle! One neat feature of the … Continue reading

Posted in Employment, Green Careers, Organic Food | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Faces Behind Our Food

I have been working at MOM’s for exactly five and a half years, and throughout my time, I have become a conscious consumer who reads labels, goes for organic and fair trade and buys in bulk. But there is an … Continue reading

Posted in Book/TV/Movies, Ecology, Organic Food | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

“Make Creation A Healing Place Better Than You Found It.”

Polyface, “the farm of many faces”. My fiancé, Phil, and I had the opportunity to truck down past Staunton to the middle of nowhere Virginia for a spot on one of Polyface’s Lunatic Tours hosted by Joel Salatin. After hearing … Continue reading

Posted in Book/TV/Movies, Ecology, Local, Organic Food | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Journey in Environmental Restoration (E.R.)

As I come close to five years working for MOM’s, I am amazed by how much I have been able to learn and experience. I have met and learned from so many great people within and associated with the company. … Continue reading

Posted in Composting, Ecology, Employment, Energy Resources, Gardening, Green Careers, Natural Health, Organic Food, Pets, Recycling, Reuse | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment